Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today committed to investing USD1 billion (GBP650 million) and to spend another USD1 billion (GBP650 million) in procurement in the UK over the next five years. In a meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Lord Green, Minister of State for Business, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, outlined the company’s long-term commitment to the UK through further investment in research and development, local procurement and centre of excellence initiatives.
Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in August than ever before in this month. With a total of 91,316 units delivered, sales were up 4.5% compared to the previous year. Since the beginning of the year, 841,567 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars have been sold (+5.4%) – likewise a new record. At 911,303 units (+5.1%), sales in the Mercedes-Benz Cars division have also reached a new high over the year to date. In August, 97,337 Mercedes-Benz, smart and Maybach brand vehicles were delivered (+4.5%).
Prologis, Inc., the global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced a summary of the company’s regional results in the industrial logistics market for the first half of 2012. With an active engagement in five countries across the region (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania), Prologis is the primary operator of distribution facilities in Central & Eastern Europe.
Social networks have become a well-established way of exchanging information quickly and easily. Now, one of the largest ever field trials of car-to-X communication (C2X) is set to show how this concept can be adapted in order to increase the road safety and efficiency of motor cars. The trial consists of 120 vehicles that will take to the roads of the Rhine-Main region until the end of the year.
KUKA Systems GmbH (Augsburg/Germany) won a major order from a Spanish car parts supplier in the second quarter of 2012, to build several highly flexible manufacturing lines.
Mercedes-Benz remains on course for record sales. Since the beginning of the year, the brand delivered a total of 750,251 units to customers and therefore managed to increase sales by 5.5% compared to the same period last year. In July alone, 97,327 vehicles were sold.
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was today awarded the 2012 Communitas Award by the international Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) for its dedication to community service and corporate social responsibility.
Daimler AG (stock-market symbol DAI) achieved very good earnings in the second quarter of 2012. The Daimler Group’s EBIT amounted to €2,243 million (Q2 2011: €2,581 million) and net profit for the period was €1,515 million (Q2 2011: €1,704 million). This led to earnings per share of €1.34 (Q2 2011: €1.51).
Prologis, Inc. the owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced the creation of a new business development team in Poland to focus on customer needs relating to four new projects across the country.
Augsburg-based systems integrator KUKA Systems GmbH received several new orders for specialty magnetarc and friction welding machines in the past two quarters, the total value of which is in the upper single digit millions range (EUR).
In the light of the motto "the pulse of a new generation", the first new Mercedes-Benz A-Class rolled off the production line today at the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant. The A-Class is the company's second new compact model, following the start of production of the new B-Class at Rastatt in September 2011 and at the new Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary at the end of March 2012.
Prologis, Inc., the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, announced today that Prologis Park Budapest-Sziget DC1 has successfully passed the “BREAM In-Use” audit, scoring a “very good” certification. The 10,755-square metre facility is the first industrial building in Hungary to receive this certificate.
Huawei today announced that its cloud storage system has passed the performance test of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
The technological change in the automotive industry with a growing share of alternative drive trains generally offers opportunities for jobs in the automotive sector. This is the key finding of the “ELAB” study, the first broad-based, practice-oriented analysis of the effects of technological change in the automotive industry on employment. “ELAB” stands for “Auswirkungen der Elektrifizierung des Antriebsstrangs auf Beschäftigung und Standortumgebung”, German for “effects of the powertrain electrification on employment and the business environment”. The study’s key findings were presented and explained today in Stuttgart by all parties involved in the project.
Bearing specialist NKE Austria has published its new General Catalogue. With more than 1000 pages the fifth edition of the bearings catalogue contains comprehensive information in both English and German for industrial distributors as well as engineers and designers. The catalogue is available free of charge in print form or as a download from www.nke.at/catalogue.
Building on success achieved in 2011, Deutsche Messe will invest in further growth and in the development of the Hannover Exhibition Center. During its meeting in Hannover on Thursday, June 28, the Supervisory Board laid the groundwork for the rebuilding of halls 19 and 20, as well as for several acquisitions in Germany and abroad.
According to the latest analysis from JATO Dynamics, the world’s leading provider of automotive intelligence, the European new car market experienced no respite from the challenging economic climate last month. Overall, the market was down 7.3% on the same period last year and May superseded April with the greatest drop in month-on-month sales so far this year.
The 750,000th vehicle from the current Vito and Viano model series has rolled off the line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria. The milestone van, an obsidian black Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde V6 model with an automatic transmission and a luxurious leather interior, will be delivered to a customer in Belgium.
KUKA AG has won an order for more than 100 robots of its KR QUANTEC generation from an automotive customer. The order value is in the single-digit million euro range.
Daimler AG started production of the new smart fortwo electric drive at the smart Hambach plant. Like the models with combustion engines, the electric vehicle is now rolling off the production line in the standardised production process. Furthermore, Daimler invests more than €200 million to upgrade the site and secure its future.